Your Eyes: More Than Just The Window To Your Soul
As we age our bodies continue to change, and one of the changes many seniors will experience is vision loss or impairment. While there are many conditions that can cause your eyesight to degrade, Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss for people age 50 and over.
The idea of vision loss may be scary for many of us, but there are diet and lifestyle changes that you and your loved ones of all ages can make in order to help combat it.
Give us a call at (484) 306-3083 to learn more!
Taking Charge Of Your Eye Health
For most of us, our sight is crucial to how we navigate the world, so it makes sense that we should do what we can to protect it. In order to help, we’ve put together a list of five habits you can start practicing today that can help protect the health of your eyes!
- Eat dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, which are high in antioxidants that can help to reduce the progression of macular degeneration.
- Don’t smoke. Multiple studies have demonstrated a two-and-half to threefold increase in the risk of AMD among smokers.
- Exercise regularly, which research has found can help to decrease odds for developing AMD.
- Wear sunglasses outdoors that block UV and blue-ray light, the type of sunlight that may cause eye damage.
- Take antioxidant vitamins and minerals (following a physician-prescribed regimen), which have been linked to lower risks of advanced AMD development.
Please, always be sure to talk to your eye doctor about any family history of vision loss or AMD so you can be tested for the condition.
Comfort Keepers®: In Home Care With Compassion
When you choose to work with one of our caregivers, you’re choosing to work with individuals committed to the best in home senior care. Each of our caregivers are trained in our unique philosophy called Interactive Caregiving™, meaning they will provide support for your loved one’s physical, mental, and social health in order to ensure they are able to live happily and independently in their own home.
With our flexible care plans, this can include as much support as you or your loved one needs. From helping with daily chores around the home, to creating nutritious and delicious meals, to simply spending time together, our caregivers can do it all!
Each of our caregivers is also fully licensed and able to provide transportation for seniors who have AMD or vision impairment and are unable to drive. This means seniors never have to worry about how they’re going to attend doctor appointments or see their family and friends, allowing them to spend more time doing the things that they love!
If you’d like to learn more about how to prevent senior vision loss and AMD, how Comfort Keepers® can help support seniors with vision impairments, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (484) 306-3083.